Pilgrims’ quota for Bangladesh up by 10,000
Published : Thursday, 5 December, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 127
The Saudi Arabian government has agreed to increase pilgrims' quota for Bangladesh after eight years of allocating the existing quota of 1,27,198.
According to the Saudi authority's decision, Bangladesh will get additional 10,000 pilgrims along with its existing quota until its next census. With the addition, number of Bangladeshi pilgrims will rise at 1,37,198 in the Hajj season of 2020.
The decision was taken on Wednesday at a bilateral meeting of the Hajj authorities of the two countries held at Makkah in Saudi Arabia.
Bangladesh's Religious Affairs Minister Sheikh Md. Abdullah and Saudi Hajj and Umrah Minister Dr. Muhammad Saleh Bin Tahir Benten led the delegations of the two countries.
Later, the authorities concerned of the two countries have signed an agreement, Religious Affairs Minister's Assistant Private Secretary Sheikh Nazmul Hoque Shaikat told this correspondent.
In last 2012, the KSA authority allocated the quota for Bangladesh basis on the Muslim population of the country.